Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/05/04

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Subject: [Leica] favorite 50?
From: msmall at (Marc James Small)
Date: Tue May 4 10:22:49 2004
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At 11:10 PM 5/3/04 -0400, Jim McIntyre wrote:
>My favourite 50 was my ~1955 DR Summacron I got with the M3 I bought in
>university. I had to sell both a couple of years ago due to financial
>reasons, but when I look at the negs and prints I made with that lens it
>makes my heart break. I once shot candids at a friend's wedding -- who
>himself was a wedding photog at the time. I used the M3 and DR50, and my
>friend commented on how my prints were as sharp (or sharper) as his
>"offical" photographer's using a Bronica SQ!

Erwin Puts disagrees with me on this, but I find the NF/DR 2/5cm Summicron
the most satisfactory of the Summicron lenses;  another and esteemed member
of our List argues vehemently for its successor, the second-generation 2/50
Summicron.  I do like the 1.4/50 Summilux but they will peel my NF/DR from
my dead hands .....

Marc  FAX:  +540/343-7315
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